Imagine a life without emotions. How would you express yourself? How would you know what you appreciate, and what you dislike? Emotions add depth to our lives, making life a personal experience.
How much control do we have over our emotions? “A great deal of control”, you might respond, but then try timing you emotional responses vs. your thoughts. Emotions are powerful, just think of how quickly your thoughts can be coated with the influence of an emotion.
The Power of Emotions
There is a method in counseling, used to resolve conflicts, of shifting the focus from blame to feelings. Instead of saying, “What you did was wrong”, the emphasis turns inward. “When you did … it made me feel …”. It may seem that this method’s power is in the communication between two people, but the power’s foundation is in the inward acceptance of one’s own emotional experience.
What are emotions, and what purpose do they serve? Emotions are a connection between the soul and the human body, the consciousness and the personal physical experience. Our emotions do not always make sense, but they are real, and they do have a powerful intuitive meaning. Emotions are a part of your inner voice.
Healing through emotions – “to laugh”
I was inspired by this quote from the beloved Audrey Hepburn. This woman proclaimed on many occasions that she was not an icon, “I just do my thing”.
Such a wonderful reminder, for those times when all of our trying and thinking gets in the way. What happens when you let your mind be the dominant force? How does that affect the free-flowing bursts of emotional experience and expression?
I see the importance and value of emotions from an intuitive perspective. I see how much life there is in the emotions of the human body, Emotions are expressed in every second of every day. No, it is not about emotions gone rampant and irresponsible, casting our own emotions out into the world around you. Emotions are an internal experiences, they are a direct connection to life itself.
I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.
Quote of Hepburn from How to be Lovely (2005) by Melissa Hellstern
Perhaps our emotional self is our own inner child, a part of us to be cared for, supported and loved. To laugh is such a healing thing, and such a personal experience. That’s what emotions are all about. They are a deep breath on a whole different level, fulfilling and releasing. Emotions can and do heal us on a very intuitive level.
Imagine a conversation between your conscious self and your emotional self, like an adult talking to a child. How would you speak to that child, knowing that your words and actions would affect that child for the rest of their life? Listen to the emotional self. As you honor those feelings, no matter what they may be, the knot’s of “nots” untangle, and the emotional self can breath again. Emotions can be healing, when viewed for their value and intuitive meaning.
The Power Of Emotions – To Laugh © 2014Kavi Saphala, IntuitiveMeaning.com
Kavi’s greatest love is assisting others shift into the comfort of acceptance and appreciation. This relational, open-hearted energy carries into my many interests: photography, symbiotic gardening, long walks, and enjoying nature. Ready for a shift in your own world? Sessions available by appt.
Photo credits: “Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer 1955” by Milton H. Greene for LOOK Magazine – Library of Congress, LOOK Magazine Collection. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.